Obummah looking for a new phrase to replace the "War on Terror"

* Well, perhaps you can help him. How about “War on missionary bandits” – like in Thailand’s deep, restive south? Or how about “War on the Jiziyah?”  Yeah, that’ll be the day!

Newsflash: British Council pulls out of Tehran after ‘intimidation’

*  Cash-cow Gaza: Hamas negotiators leave Egypt with no ceasefire deal, but millions in cash

* Mrs Clitman goes to Indonesia to do some “OUTREACH”

Obuma orders $20.3 million for Gaza refugees Arabs

What will this $20.3 million be used for? Where will these refugees go, especially given that Palestinian refugee status is now something that is handed down to children and grandchildren? Does Obama mean to pressure the neighboring Arab countries to take refugees from Gaza? Does he mean to bring them to the United States? If he is thinking about bringing them here, will he do anything to try to prevent our importation of Hamas jihadists?

* Hint: Obimbo may or may not view this as humanitarian in nature; I am certain Winds of Jihad readers view it as capitulation, subservience and jizya.

Presidential memorandum No. 2009-15, issued on February 2, 2009 (thanks to JW)

* Obama to order charges withdrawn against USS Cole bombing mastermind

Imam Obimbo speaketh:

Obama at National Prayer Breakfast: “There is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being.”

True, but how does one define “innocent”? Jihadists believe that no non-Muslim can be innocent, simply because he is a non-Muslim. Muslim leaders in the West have insisted for years that no non-Muslim can be innocent, and no one has had the wit or courage to ask any of them to define what they mean by “innocent.”

Halo slightly tarnished already

Thanks to JW

At the National Prayer Breakfast this morning (full text of his remarks here), Obama made a number of interesting and highly questionable assertions:

 “But no matter what we choose to believe, let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate.”

Arguably, that is true: there is no religion whose central tenet is hate: there is no religion that teaches that the most important thing one must do in this world is hate someone or something else. But certainly the religion that comes closest to teaching such a thing is Islam. If the Qur’an doesn’t teach that Muslims should hate unbelievers, certainly it teaches that they should be harsh with them, consider them the worst of all created beings, not become friends with them, and, ultimately, wage war against and kill or subjugate them:

“O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).” — Qur’an 9:123

“Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.” — Qur’an 98:6

Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that hath no connection with Allah unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them, taking (as it were) security….” — Qur’an 3:28

O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.” — Qur’an 5:51

“Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” — Qur’an 9:5. “If they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due” essentially means, “If they convert to Islam…”

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — Qur’an 9:29

Obama continues:

There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know.

True, but how does one define “innocent”? Jihadists believe that no non-Muslim can be innocent, simply because he is a non-Muslim. Muslim leaders in the West have insisted for years that no non-Muslim can be innocent, and no one has had the wit or courage to ask any of them to define what they mean by “innocent.”

Moreover, Islamic law clearly devalues the lives of non-Muslims: “Retaliation is obligatory…against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” That means, someone who commits murder must be punished. However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a Muslim for killing a non-Muslim.” That means that there is no penalty for his doing so. (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-01.2). However, under some circumstances if someone causes the injury or death of a non-Muslim, the perpetrator may make a payment to the victim or his family. In that case, “the indemnity paid for a Jew or Christian is one-third of the indemnity paid for a Muslim. The indemnity paid of a Zoroastrian is one-fifteenth of that a Muslim.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o4.9).

When will human rights organizations, much less Obama, address this institutionalized and divinely sanctioned devaluing of human beings?

Back to Obama:

We know too that whatever our differences, there is one law that binds all great religions together. Jesus told us to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” The Torah commands, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.” In Islam, there is a hadith that reads “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.”…

Jihad Watch reader George expertly addressed that one in an email he sent me this morning:

I am not a Biblical or Islamic scholar, but I have read many of your books and regularly read and comment on JihadWatch articles, so I think I have learned at least a little about Islam and the concept of Taqiyya. As you know, this particular Hadith does not have the universalism of the Golden Rule because Islamic jurisprudence believes it only applies to Muslim on Muslim relations. There are other Hadith which clarify the limitation of reciprocity to relations between Muslim brothers:Bukhari 9,85,83: Allah’s Apostle said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim. So he should neither oppress him nor hand him over to an oppressor. And whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs.”
Bukhari 8,73,70: Allah’s Apostle said, “Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (i.e., an evil-doing), and killing him is Kufr (disbelief).”

Finally, the Qur’an itself makes it clear that brotherhood applies only towards other Muslims (48:29): “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other.”

Although the President finished his speech with, “I am not naïve,” I would respectfully have to disagree. The ayatollahs and Islamic clerics must be licking their chops with anticipation of the next four years.



UPDATE: Pamela reports that CAIR is thrilled by Obama’s use of the hadith quoted above. Unsurprisingly, they don’t get around to mentioning the fact that the principle that “none of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself” applies in Islamic theology only to one’s fellow Muslims. Don’t believe me? Check out the parenthetical gloss in the Muslim translation of Bukhari’s hadith that is featured on the USC-MSA website: “The Prophet said, ‘None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.'”

Sunni Muslims and taqiyya

However, although taqiyya is usually seen as a Shia doctrine only, it is practiced and taught also by Sunni Muslims, cf. the discussion of friendship with unbelievers in the entry on FRIENDS. Here just one quotation from a Sunni website, Islam Q&A (www.islam-qa.com), advising in regard to making friends with non-Muslims:


“Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Awliyaa’ (supporters, helpers) instead of the believers, and whoever does that, will never be helped by Allaah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:28]

This verse explains all the verses quoted above which forbid taking the kaafirs as friends in general terms. What that refers to is in cases where one has a choice, but in cases of fear and TAQIYYAH it is permissible to make friends with them, as much as is essential to protect oneself against their evil. That is subject to the condition that one’s faith should not be affected by that friendship and the one who is behaves in that manner out of necessity is not one who behaves in that manner out of choice.

Shaykh Muhammad al-Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on mixing with the kuffaar and treating them kindly hoping that they will become Muslim. He replied:

Undoubtedly the Muslim is obliged to HATE the enemies of Allaah and to disavow them, because this is the way of the Messengers and their followers…

Based on this, it is not permissible for a Muslim to feel any love in his heart towards the enemies of Allaah who are in fact his enemies too…

But if a Muslim treats them with KINDNESS and gentleness in the hope that they will become Muslim and will believe, there is nothing wrong with that, because it comes under the heading of opening their hearts to Islam. But if he despairs of them becoming Muslim, then he should treat them accordingly. This is something that is discussed in detail by the scholars, especially in the book Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah by Ibn al-Qayyim … (Question #59879: What is meant by taking the kuffaar as friends? Ruling on mixing with the kuffaar; bold and capital emphasis ours)

5 thoughts on “Obummah looking for a new phrase to replace the "War on Terror"”

  1. I really did not think Obama would implode so quickly, but his muslim sympathy is beyond comprehension, maybe he really does have sweet beautiful memories of his ass in the air praising allah.

  2. Obama is dangerously ignorant in the subject of islam which is surprising since he is one. He must be as he was born into a muslim family, but I guess he doesn’t understand that either otherwise he would run for cover and not put himself out there for fear of a fatwa on his head.

  3. I don’t think he is ‘ignorant’- he is aiding and abetting the global jihad by releasing Gitmo terrorists, minimizing the problem on the eyes of the ignorant public and throwing money at the jihad- problem, which will create a greater mess.

    Obama will stand with the Muslims, not with US.

  4. Why not simply call it what it needs to be called – “war on islam.” Moslems declared war on civilization 1300 years ago; why have we taken so long to respond?

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